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A COVID-19 Pivot

Joseph DeSimone, Carbon
With Tom Byers, Stanford University

As the dental side of Carbon’s business dramatically slowed with the onset of COVID-19, the team asked how their customers might use Carbon’s 3D printers and resins to keep employees busy and help local communities. Carbon founder and executive chairman Joe DeSimone describes how the company and its partners were able to quickly begin manufacturing face shields and FDA-approved nasalpharyngeal testing swabs to respond to the crisis.